Project Description

The Magnum Vinhos Story

Carlos Lucas was a co-founder of Dão Sul back in 1990. He oversaw its growth over 20+ years to become one of Portugal’s most successful wine companies, both on domestic and export markets. In 2012 he left to create his own new company, Magnum Vinhos. Lucia Freitas and Carlos Rodrigues, two of his colleagues at Dão Sul, have remained with him, and are looking after various winemaking projects in Douro, Alentejo and Dão and are enjoying the opportunity to return to basics and to winemaking on a smaller scale. They have completed a new, contemporary winery, which overlooks Carlos’ own 6 hectare Ribeiro Santo estate, and which was completed in time for the 2014 vintage. It is this estate that is the main focus of the company at present.

Watch a video of Carlos Lucas presenting a new wine: Vinha de Santa Maria Reserva Especial from his cellar. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (April 2020):

Magnum Vinhos Wines

There is a delightful, lively white and three elegant reds: the regular Ribeiro Santo , Reserva, and a quite remarkable new addition: the top wine called Grande Escolha.

There is a pair of excellent value white & red:

Flor de Maio (Poppy) is from a new property in Northern Alentejo. Both red and white are well-packaged and inexpensive.


Code Description Year
CLFMB18B Flor de Maio Branco, Alentejo 2018
CLAUB19B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Branco, Dão 2019
CLAUB16B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Branco, Dão 2016


Code Description Year
CLFDM16B Flor de Maio Tinto, Alentejo 2016
CLJAR18B Jardim da Estrela, Dão 2018
CLQRS19B Ribeiro Santo, Dão 2019
CLRES17B Ribeiro Santo Reserva, Dão 2017
CLAUT16B Ribeiro Santo Automatico Tinto, Dão 2016